Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
images show north korea could be preparing to launch another rocket. researchers at johns hopkins university in the united states say they have observed the first two stages of what appears to be a long-range missile. these images of the launch site in tongchang-ri on the west coast of north korea were captured on monday. researchers say they show trailers carrying the first two stages of a three-stage rocket. they say north korean officials seem to be conducting final checks. the orientation of a crane on the site was also different from three days earlier. equipment that could be used to record the launch, including cameras and antennas, was also observed on the site. the researchers say north korea could be ready for liftoff as early as december 6th. they also note the country has not informed international organizations of its plans. north korean officials sent advanced notice before previous tests on two occasions. the possible launch of a long-range missile was among the topics discussed friday by high-ranking chinese officials during a visit to pyongyang. the chinese delega
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
revenue by reviewing the current tax deduke system. house speaker john boehner has urged the president to compromise. >> our members believe strongly that raising tax rates will hurt the economy. now we need a response from the white house. >> unless the two sides reach an agreement by the end of this year, the automatic tax increases and spending cuts will take effect in the new year. >>> time to get a check on the markets now. the nikkei here in tokyo rose above the key 9,500 level as concerns about the u.s. economy eased. the nikkei index right now trading at 9521, a gain of over .5% from wednesday's close. traders said positive remarks about a fiscal cliff deal by president obama are aiding share prices. i guess port-related issues are leading the gains as the weakening trend of the yen is continuing. so let's take a look at the currency markets. the dollar is higher against the yen. that's on better than expected nonmanufacturing data out of the u.s. 82.40-43. euro/yen, that's in the mid 107 yen levels this thursday morning. taking a look at other markets in the asia-pacific, sout
Dec 6, 2012 7:30am EST
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